The first formal meeting of all partners of the EkoSmart program
On Wednesday, Sept 28 at 9am, at the Dvor Jezeršek, all the partners of the EkoSmart program met for the first time. Tomaž Gornik, director and representative of the lead partner Marand Ltd., gave a keynote speech introducing the purpose, vision and objectives of the EkoSmart program.
The program was officially launched on Aug 1, 2016, and will conclude on Jul 31, 2019. The program will operate in the fields of health, mobility, active living and well-being, with the development of integration platform of smart cities and an ecosystem, whose innovative ICT solutions will enable high-quality and safe life and sustainable economic growth of cities and communities.
Tomaž Gornik pointed out that the EkoSmart program is unique in terms of its smart integration of successful Slovenian products into more comprehensive solutions and their upgrading in areas where market opportunities appeared and where Slovenian research organizations can contribute expert knowledge.
Individual project managers followed with brief presentations of the six research and development projects (RDP) comprising the EkoSmart program, including the main objectives and the results of respective projects.
Roland Petek, director of EkoSmart program, concluded by summing up the content of the program. Tomaž Vidonja, program manager, presented the program management, organization and reporting.
At 3pm, pleasant socializing and snacks completed the first formal gathering.
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